Mom and I ready to go out for New Year's partying!
I took this picture for Mom. This bar isn't far from my apartment, and we ate several dinners there in September when I moved out. It sure looked different five months later!
This is Salvation Army's "officer training" campus. It's a freakin' awesome old house that sprawls out over at least an acre.
I was pretty impressed with this snowfall until the one that hit later in January. The second one shut a bunch of busses down. But the first one sure was pretty!
I saw this cheap trunk at Home Goods and wanted it for a coffee table, but couldn't transport it home. The next day, after work, I went back to measure it and see about shipping. And I decided just to strongarm it back on the bus. When Mom called to ask if I'd found out about the cost, I said, "Oh, yeah, shipping is free." Just a little sweat!
Everything's white! Waking up to this was SO weird.
So pretty. I miss this.
I was fascinated to see a cutoff oxbow river bend. I've heard of them but never seen one.
And here we are with the Bean as a backdrop. It's seriously awesome, which you really can't tell from these pictures.
WHAT IS THIS I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS
Marilyn looks cold.
Snow falling toward one of my neighbors' ornamental lawn lights.
Oh man, did WE need coffee New Year's Day!
Flying from Fresno back to Chicago on New Year's Eve. It was beautiful.
Mom and I caught a very early flight to Chicago on New Year's Eve.